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Night Shift comes to the Mac in latest macOS beta

by Brandon Russell | January 24, 2017January 24, 2017 11:15 am PST


In the latest macOS beta—macOS 10.12.4 beta 1—Apple has introduced Night Shift, a feature the company first introduced with the release of iOS 9.3.

Similar to the feature found in iOS, Night Shift adjusts the brightness of a display, producing warmer tint. Some studies have shown that smartphone and computer screens can affect a person’s circadian rhythm, making it difficult to fall asleep. The warmer glow is easier on the eyes and reportedly doesn’t affect sleep as much.

Apple’s Night Shift is reminiscent of F.lux will recognize Night Shift, which has been available to Mac users for years. It’s about time Apple introduced a similar feature; I use it every night on my iPhone and can’t wait to start using it on my Mac, too.

Your eyes will thank you

If Night Shift for Mac works anything like it does for iOS, users will have two options when using it. Either allow the software to turn on automatically depending on the time of day, or manually set when you want it to turn on and off.

Of course, you can always keep the feature off altogether, but your eyes will thank you the next time you’re staring at your screen in the dark.

Developers can download macOS 10.12.4 now.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...